Well, well, what do we have here? It seems that HTC has taken the necessary steps to ensure that the HDR microphone which has brought unnecessary spotlight (in a negative way) to the company is no longer there to cause any more trouble, as the Taiwanese company has done away with the HDR microphone from the HTC One’s specs sheet, promotional pages as well as official local websites. This happened as part of the fallout of a legal battle between Nokia and the microphone’s supplier, ST Microelectronics, where the latter was meant to produce said microphone just for select Nokia smartphones on an exclusive basis.
Since then, we have reliable information that HTC is working on a microphone of its own, and there will no longer be any more HDR microphone branding used in the smartphone’s marketing materials. Needless to say, current HTC One models remain safe from any potential legal action, as HTC will continue to use STM HDR microphones in their HTC One models until current supplies run out. That means our 32GB HTC One giveaway would feature this microphone from ST Microelectroncs.